Mazda CX-3 refreshed for 2022, arrives in Australia in December

Alexi Falson

Mazda has unveiled a range of minor tweaks for the 2022 CX-3 lineup as the brand looks to continue the sales success of the compact SUV.

The range continues to be kicked off in the form of the CX-3 Neo Sport, moving through to the Maxx Sport, Maxx Sport LE, and eventually to the premium sTouring, Akari and Akari LE variants.

Updates include a new gloss black finish for the lower body sections of the sTouring, Akari and Akari LE variants, making it easier than ever to separate the base model and the range-topping variants, and Mazda has pulled a premium Quartz Metallic paint finish from its bag. It borrows the shade from the CX-8.

Power remains supplied by Mazda’s 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW/195Nm, throwing power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-3 can be optioned with an all-wheel drive system in the Maxx Sport, sTouring and Akari.

Fuel economy remains rated at 6.6L/100km for manual variants, while the automatic transmission drops its figure to 6.3L/100km. The all-wheel drive variant returns a combined cycle of 6.7L/100km.

The updated Mazda CX-3 range is set to hit showrooms in Australia in December. Prices for the updated lineup at this point remain unconfirmed.

2022 Mazda CX-3 Neo Sport

  • 16-inch steel wheels with 215/60 tyres
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Power mirrors, body-coloured with folding function
  • Airbags: front and passenger, front sides, front and rear curtains
  • Air-conditioning
  • Front seats with height adjustment
  • Black cloth upholstery
  • Rear seats with 60/40 split fold
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
  • 8.0-inch full colour touchscreen infotainment
  • Six-speaker audio system with AM/FM and DAB+
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Bluetooth handsfree phone and audio capability
  • Internet radio integration
  • Multi-function ‘commander’ control
  • Advanced keyless push-button start
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Reverse camera
  • Smart City Brake Support with night time pedestrian recognition

2022 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Sport (in addition to Neo Sport)

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Headlamps with auto on/off
  • 2-speed front wipers with rain-sensing function
  • Rear seats with centre fold-down armrest
  • Leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel
  • Overhead sunglass storage box
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Satellite navigation
  • Rear-view mirror with auto-dimming function
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

2022 Mazda Maxx Sport LE (in addition to Maxx Sport)

  • Tan Grand Luxe suede-like material and Pure White Maztex leatherette upholstery
  • Unique 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Gloss black side mirrors and front grille

2022 Mazda CX-3 sTouring (in addition to Maxx Sport)

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/50 tyres
  • Power mirrors, body-coloured with heating and folding functions
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED front fog-lamps
  • LED Headlamps
  • LED tail-lamps
  • High Beam Control
  • Black Maztex and black cloth upholstery
  • Active Driving Display (flip-up)
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Front parking sensors
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Lane Departure Warning

2022 Mazda CX-3 Akari (in addition to sTouring)

  • Power sliding and tilt glass sunroof
  • Driver’s seat with 2-position memory function and 10-way power adjustment
  • Seat heating for driver and front passenger
  • Black or Pure white leather upholstery
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
  • 360-degree View Monitor
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps

2022 Mazda CX-3 Akari LE (in addition to Akari)

  • Bright-finished alloy wheels
  • Dark russet Nappa leather upholstery
  • Dark russet centre console, centre and door armrests with white stitching
  • Pure white metallic air vent rings
  • Pure white door and dashboard trim inserts
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